By Larry Robertson, Special to the News
Dundas Real McCoys captain Ryan Christie is back for an eighth seasona and ready to lead the McCoys into the Allan Cup tournament.
In addition to Christie’s signing, Dundas president and general manager Don Robertson has announced the start of the McCoys season ticket drive. Season tickets for the 2013-14 campaign are $125 for a season flex pack, or $12 per person at the door.
“Any team that wants to win an Allan Cup has to have a great leader, and Christie has proven that he fits the bill perfectly since he joined the Club in 2006-07,” said Robertson.
Christie said he can’t wait for the season to get started.
“We have played in four Allan Cup tournaments since I’ve been here, but this one will be special because we are playing it at home.”
Christie is second on the McCoys all-time points list for regular season and playoff scoring to leader Mark Jooris. Jooris leads the team list with 473 points to Christie’s 230 in regular play, while in playoff action they are one-two as well. In goals, Jooris has potted 134 to Christie’s 103. However, Christie leads the way in the playoffs with 61 goals. Jooris leads in regular season and playoff assists with 339 and 119. Christie is second in regular season play with 127 assists and third in the post-season with 65 assists.
“Ryan is the perfect player at this level,” said Robertson. “He loves playing, and out-works almost everyone on the ice on every shift. The fact that he played in the National Hockey League is a bonus for us and our fans.
“He really wants to carry the Allan Cup around the arena as much as anyone and we know that desire will rub off on everyone. ”